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Gary Neville claims Liverpool star is levels above two teammates

Gary Neville has told The Gary Neville Podcast on Sky Sports that while he loves all of Liverpool’s famous front three, Mohamed Salah is a level above both Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The Reds went into the international break off the back of an outstanding 2-2 draw with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

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It was a stunning second-half display from Jurgen Klopp’s men. And they were twice able to take the lead against the champions.

Firstly, Mane slid the ball past Ederson after being played in by a superb ball from Salah.

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The Egyptian then stole the show with an absolutely incredible goal with 14 minutes remaining.

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He evaded the challenge of several City players before dancing into the box and unleashing a thunderous shot into the far corner.

Remarkably, Salah has now scored nine goals in nine games in all competitions at the beginning of this campaign. He has failed to score in only one game so far.

It is an incredible achievement, even by his standards. And Neville suggested after the contest that he is certainly out in front amongst an outrageously good front three.

“I know sometimes we talk about a front three at Liverpool. We talk about Firmino, Mane and Salah and we put them all together into a bucket over the last three, four, five years because they have been absolutely awesome together,” he told The Gary Neville Podcast.

“But he is a level above the other two. He’s a level above. And the other two are fantastic players. I love all three of them.”

Could Salah produce his best season yet at Liverpool?

There is one massive hurdle that looks set to prevent Salah potentially enjoying his best goalscoring season yet for Liverpool.

Salah is set to be away from Merseyside for some time in the new year due to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Liverpool are going to miss him and Mane tremendously.

At his current rate, Salah is probably still going to surpass the 23 goals he scored in his least prolific campaign for the Reds before he even goes off on international duty.

The 44 strikes of his first season may be beyond him this time. But his strike-rate could easily be as impressive if his current performances are a sign of what is to come.

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